Monday, January 16, 2012


I truly believe that if Dr King had been allowed to live, America would be a different and better place today. I can't tell you how but there is no doubt in my mind that he, and his movement, would have helped all of us, and our country, to be better.

His was the most revolutionary of all messages-love your fellow man--a message spread by one of the most revolutionary men of all times: Jesus. Other prophets of such a message--Gandhi for one--also met an ironic end through violence.

I think Dr. King would have tried, had he lived, to spread his gospel, as Gandhi did, among the nations. Lord knows we need that today; when we have yet to learn the lessons of Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, and now Afghanistan. Having not learned, warmongers in both parties, are beating the drums,and sometimes not very softly, for a new war with Iran.

Iran hasn't helped matters with bellicose positions on Hormuz and nuclear policy.
But let's put the shoe on the other foot. If Iran had the bomb, and the U-S didn't, could any American leader not have a policy of getting our own bomb as quickly as possible? Why then do we proclaim that a sovereign state like Iran cannot do the same?

Wars in the four cases cited earlier have solved few problems. Why should we think a new war with Iran would? Knowledge is universal; the atomic genie IS out of the bottle and a new war would not put it back in.

If war can't solve our problems, and it can't, just delays them, then diplomacy must. The approach Dr. King urged on us throughout his too short life must be our new foreign policy, as well as our approach to many domestic problems.

"Can't we all get along?"

Dr. King, I think, would say we can and his urging us to observe the brotherhood of all peoples, at home and abroad, can, in time, give us a much better chance at peace than all the sabre rattling by any and all of the nuclear nations---whose numbers, no matter what we do, are just going to increase.

Armageddon can be avoided, and Dr. King has shown us the way.

I'm just sayin'...

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